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Just listened to Damase's Symphonie at Jeffrey's recommendation. My goodness, words cannot describe how wondrously uplifting and glorious this piece is (the ominous beginning is a bit of a "red herring")! Wow! This goes straight to the top of my list. Huge hat tip to Jeffrey for recommending this one! :) :)
Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor
Christophe Coin, Orchestre des Champs-Elysées, cond. Herreweghe

Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
« Last post by Daverz on Today at 05:46:39 PM »
A new release of Haydn’s 80th is always a cause for celebration. 

Thanks for the postings, Brian!

And the previous McGegan Haydn releases are wonderful.
Great Recordings and Reviews / Re: New Releases
« Last post by Madiel on Today at 05:40:41 PM »
79-81? TOGETHER?


Also, it is so nice to see the Naive Vivaldi covers making a comeback. Yes, I've actually listened to some and enjoyed, but with the packaging of that series some designer truly earned their money. Clean and simple and gorgeous.
YouTube offers a 1948 recording:

Beautiful, indeed! Great singing.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by Jamie on Today at 05:12:49 PM »
Haydn by Lubimov...very attractive combination in this case
I’m still having issues accessing the site and, quite frankly, I’m about ready to throw in the towel. I used to love coming to GMG, but with my own limited access (and apparently others as well), I have no choice but to call it quits.

Have you tried the manual DNS switch that worked for me? I can try and unearth the relevant link about how to do it.

It made an enormous difference. WITHOUT that, my access is still almost non-existent through my ISP as I can prove using my iPhone. But with it, I've had almost no trouble.

Please don't delete your account even if you have a break. One would hope that the problem will eventually be solved, even if it takes a while.
General Classical Music Discussion / Re: What are you listening to now?
« Last post by kyjo on Today at 04:57:24 PM »
Giovanni Sgambati Symphony No. 1, Francesco La Vecchia conducting the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma

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Whaddya think, Sarge?
The Polling Station / Re: Five exceptionally fine first symphonies
« Last post by kyjo on Today at 04:55:32 PM »
Let’s see...(in no particular order):

Dvořák (I’ve always loved this symphony and never understood/agreed with the criticism of it)

Interesting choices, John! I'll have to give the Dvořák another listen - I remember liking the third movement but finding the work as a whole rather overlong for its material. Then again, my admiration for Dvořák is constantly growing, so I'll probably like it better the second time around.  :)

I keep forgetting about him (probably due to his most un-French sounding name). His 5 symphonies seem like they should be interesting!
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